- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 25 May 2009
Fi’zi:k has released their new Ares saddle. It’s short, only 24cm from nose to tail, which is the UCI minimum limit, and it has extra padding at the nose to keep you comfortable when you’re tucked down in the aero position.
It has a "k:ium" rail, which is Fizik’s answer to high priced titanium and is comprised of a mixture silica and chrome. Chrome gives it its luster, and the silica gives it some compliance, much like you can expect from Ti rails. The Ares TT saddle also marks the introduction of a new :k cover design.
Weight is 165g and MSRP is US $199 and will be available this month.
The new saddle is used by all Fizik sponsored teams during TT stages, including Liquigas, Columbia-Highroad, Cervelo, Milram, Garmin-Slipstream, FDJeux, Cofidis and Barloworld.
Fizik is part of Selle Royal and is imported into Australia by Netti Atom